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12 Days to the Showcase!

America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are excited to announce the America’s SBDC Client Showcase & Reception is back again this year! The following SBDC clients will be joining us on Capitol Hill on February 1st:

• Bear Creek Smokehouse – North TX
Client-Showcase-2015• Elevate Systems – South-West TX
• Green Technologies – FL
• Helios Remote Sensing – NY
• House of Design – ID
• KuKuRuZa Popcorn – WA
• Luke’s Toy Factory – CT
• McClintock Distilling – MD
• The Eats Place – DC
• Zeigler Bros – PA

To prepare for our big day, we will be doing a 12-day countdown to the showcase reception. Each day we will share a story about one of the clients attending the reception, who they are and how they worked with their local SBDC. 

What SBDCs do, and their impact and value to aspiring and growing businesses, is best told through client successes. SBDC clients not only create revolutionary products and services, they are hardworking, dedicated, and a group we couldn’t be more proud of. We only wish we could feature the hundreds of thousands of businesses we help every year.

Did you know? The 63 state and regional Small Business Development Center networks provide free one-on-one consulting to small businesses at nearly 1,000 locations throughout the nation. SBDC clients start a new business every 31 minutes, create a new job every 5 minutes, generate $100,000 in new sales every 7 minutes, and raise $100,000 in capital every 11 minutes. Job growth for SBDC clients is nearly 10 times greater than job growth for average businesses, and SBDC client sales growth is nearly 4 times greater than sales growth for businesses in general.

Check out some of our 2016 clients on YouTube , and see our 2015 Client Showcase videos and photos.

Let the countdown begin!

The America’s SBDC Client Showcase & Reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Monday, February 1, 2016, in Caucus Room 345 of the Cannon House Office Building . Invite your Members of Congress to the showcase and reception! Contact your Representative and your Senators.

For more information about America’s SBDC or to find an SBDC near you, visit

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